"Caspian Sea: oil and culture" photobook published following Kazinform-initiated expedition
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|Monday, 12 September 2011 16:51|
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A photo album "Caspian Sea: oil and culture" devoted to the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence, 100th anniversary of Dossor oil field, 50th anniversary of Mangystau and 25th anniversary of famous Kumkol oil fields.
"Those milestones are of great historic importance for Kazakhstan. This edition, first of all, is dedicated to the workers of this region that is severe but rich in subsoil assets and unique historic and cultural monuments," said one of the authors, well-known journalist and former head of Kazinform agency (2002-2004) Gadilbek Shalakhmetov.
The expedition, initiated by Kazinform agency, seven years ago passed thousands of kilometers across Mangystau and Atyrau regions of Kazakhstan and Russia's Astrakhan oblast. The route was chosen for a reason for in recent years this territory draws close attention of many states of the world. The reason is vast reserves of raw hydrocarbons. And our country is regarded as one of the largest energy supplier. How should Kazakhstanis dispose of their wealth, what should we do to make the Caspian Sea unite the littoral states, how to avoid conflicts and other questions aroused the concern of the expedition members. They met with the local executives, home and foreign companies, engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, locals of the adjacent rural settlements. The past years have proved the relevancy of the expedition.
Алматы ALMATY. September 10. KAZINFORM /Sara Mustafina/